Bug#821946: systemd: Something (systemd?) keeps changing my /etc/vconsole.conf away from Dvorak

Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason avarab at gmail.com
Wed Apr 20 18:04:01 BST 2016

Package: systemd
Version: 215-17+deb8u4
Severity: important

[I filed this before, but I saw I set my E-Mail to avar at localhost, so
 it was probably auto-rejected, can't find it in the BTS]

I'm not even sure if this is a systemd bug, especially given
#803970. If you know about something that automatically edits
/etc/vconsole.conf that isn't systemd please forward this report to
that package.

Occasionally when I update my packages my vconsole.conf will be
changed like this by some script:
    $ cat /etc/vconsole.conf.diff 
    diff --git a/vconsole.conf b/vconsole.conf
    index 6574753..422787e 100644
    --- a/vconsole.conf
    +++ b/vconsole.conf
    @@ -1 +1 @@

In my GNOME settings the only keymap I have configured is Icelandic
(Dvorak). I.e. is-dvorak.

So I have no idea where this is-latin1 thing is coming from,
presumably something looks at "is-dvorak", does s/-.*//, and just
picks the first one and munges the config file to.

There are two bugs here as far as I'm concerned:

 1. That /etc/vconsole.conf is automatically edited without
    asking. I'm pretty sure this violates §10.7.3
    see https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=579752 for a
    similar bug.

 2. Whatever's doing the automatic editing is clearly buggy even if it
    was a guided changed configuration, because it thinks the
    Icelandic Dvorak layout is the same as Icelandic QWERTY.

-- Package-specific info:

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.4
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable'), (200, 'testing'), (100, 'unstable'), (50, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages systemd depends on:
ii  acl             2.2.52-2
ii  adduser         3.113+nmu3
ii  initscripts     2.88dsf-59
ii  libacl1         2.2.52-2
ii  libaudit1       1:2.4-1+b1
ii  libblkid1       2.25.2-6
ii  libc6           2.19-18+deb8u4
ii  libcap2         1:2.24-8
ii  libcap2-bin     1:2.24-8
ii  libcryptsetup4  2:1.6.6-5
ii  libgcrypt20     1.6.3-2+deb8u1
ii  libkmod2        18-3
ii  liblzma5        5.1.1alpha+20120614-2+b3
ii  libpam0g        1.1.8-3.1+deb8u1+b1
ii  libselinux1     2.3-2
ii  libsystemd0     215-17+deb8u4
ii  mount           2.25.2-6
ii  sysv-rc         2.88dsf-59
ii  udev            215-17+deb8u4
ii  util-linux      2.25.2-6

Versions of packages systemd recommends:
ii  dbus            1.8.20-0+deb8u1
ii  libpam-systemd  215-17+deb8u4

Versions of packages systemd suggests:
pn  systemd-ui  <none>

-- no debconf information

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